Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook

…Winter Storm Warning for the northern mountains late tonight
through Monday…
…Winter Storm Watch for the I-70 Mountain Corridor late tonight
through Monday…

This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central
Colorado.

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

Expect a cooler day today in a post frontal airmass. Winds and
snow will increase beginning this afternoon over the high country.
Snowfall rates will increase rapidly after midnight, with an inch
per hour possible, especially over the Park Range north of Rabbit
Ears Pass. Winds gusting 40 to 50 mph overnight will create areas
of blowing snow. Travel is expected to be impacted, with snow
packed roads along with blowing and drifting snow expecially after
midnight. Travelers need to plan ahead as the heavier snow will
continue into Sunday.

It will be dry with seasonable temperatures across the plains.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Sunday through Friday

Periods of snow will continue in the mountains through Sunday
night and will be heavy at times. Gusty winds up to 60 mph will
produce widespread blowing snow and poor visibilities over the
higher passes. The snow will continue on Monday but will be
lighter. Travel will be difficult in the mountains Sunday into
Monday.

Across the plains, there will be a chance of light snow Sunday
night into Monday. A weather disturbance and associated cold front
will bring a good chance of snow to the entire area Monday night
into Tuesday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

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